The Journey to Pluto, the Farthest World Ever Explored

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In 2006, scientists launched a mission to explore Pluto and beyond. In 2015, after a challenge just days before approaching Pluto, New Horizons completed its first objective. The mission continues, and detailed reports are set to begin again in 2019. Viewers about New Horizons' incredible journey and challenges using a brief yet informative video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss why scientists no longer consider Pluto a planet; include a recent movement to reinstate Pluto and the concerns with the proposed definition of a planet
  • Have class members investigate what New Horizons is currently exploring
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Includes multiple-choice and short-answer questions
  • Allows for customization of each part of the lesson
Cons

  • None